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Mnangagwa becomes third Zimbabwe president

Newly sworn Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – VETERAN nationalist Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Friday sworn in as Zimbabwe’s third president at a colourful function attended by more than 60,000 people at National Sports Stadium in Harare. Mnangagwa replaced the ousted 93-year old Robert Mugabe, who was overthrown by the military for alleged […]

Stakeholders proffer measures for smoke-free world

Smoking is hazardous

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS have called for quick adoption of new technologies in order to reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world. At conference held in the central Nakuru County in Kenya, experts recommended reduced-risk alternatives aimed at accelerating the transition out of harmful tar-based […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘SA can learn a lot from Zimbabweans’ bloodless protests’

Violent South African protests

by AKANI CHAUKE and MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African nationals have praised their Zimbabwean counterparts for shunning violence during protests calling for the resignation of Robert Mugabe in recent days. The aged politician on Tuesday succumbed to pressure from a disillusioned public to quit following the collapse of the economy and a […]

Vodacom unveils R80 million building in Lesotho

Flag of Lesotho

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – MOBILE operator, Vodacom, has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho at a cost of R80 million (US$5,76 million). This is in support of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Covered with solar panels, the building is carbon neutral and powered by renewable energy at […]

Mnangagwa urged to account for jailed Mugabe backers

Zimbabwe's interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe  HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE incoming administration of Emmerson Mnangagwa has been urged to uphold the rights of government officials detained by the military during the ousting of longtime Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the military should publicly acknowledge the identities and location of those […]


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